Last-minute recipes for Labor Day

Whether you’re attending a last-minute Labor Day get-together or entertaining guests, putting together a few dishes doesn’t have to be complicated. Annie Copps, food editor for Yankee magazine, shares tasty recipes that will tantalize taste buds with one more burst of summer flavor.

Crunchy chicken salad
Servings:

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

    • 5 scallions, white and green parts, finely chopped
    • 1 small fennel bulb, core removed, very thinly sliced
    • 1 Granny Smith (or other firm, tart apple), peeled and cored, thinly sliced
    • 2 cups cooked quinoa (or substitute wheatberries, farro or brown rice)
    • meat from 1 whole roasted chicken, roughly chopped, about 3 pounds
    • 1 cup toasted pine nuts
    • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
    • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
    • 1/3 cup flat-leaf parsley
    • kosher or sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Apple chips

Ingredients

    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
    • 2 Granny Smith apples

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Tips:

Open-face apple and almond tart
Servings:

Makes 8 servings

Ingredients

    • 4 apples (your choice), peeled, seeds removed, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
    • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
    • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
    • flour (for dusting work surface)
    • Joanne's Tart Dough (recipe below)
    • Almond Paste (recipe below, or store bought)
    • 1/2 cup thinly sliced almonds (optional)
    • 1 tablespoon white granulated sugar, divided
    • 1 large egg white
    • 1 tablespoon water

Preparation

Baking Directions:

Joanne's tart dough

Ingredients

    • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for work surface
    • 2 teaspoons sugar
    • 1/2 teaspoon table salt
    • 11 tablespoons cold unsalted butter
    • 1 large egg yolk
    • 2 tablespoons whole milk

Preparation

Baking Directions:

TOP

You're currently viewing the new TODAY.com Feedback